The importance of being earnest

November 19th, 2012 · No Comments · Advisory, Students, arts

The Black Hole Theatre opens its 2012/2013 season with Oscar Wilde’s witty masterpiece, The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People. Set in Victorian England, the play is a farcical social satire on the triviality of social institutions, and is one of the most famous theatrical comedies of all time.

Two men, Jack and Algernon, both using the same pseudonym (”Ernest”) fall in love with two women and what ensues is a comedy of mistaken identities. When both couples end up at Jack’s country home the deception really gets complicated. Laughter will surely ensue as the web of lies begins to unravel and the women, Gwendolyn and Cecily, begin to engage the men in their game.

The Importance of Being Earnest will be directed by Black Hole Theatre Co. alumnus Kelly Jenken.

Performances at the Black Hole Theatre, lower level of University College.

7:00 p.m. on Nov 20 and Nov. 27
8:00 p.m. on Nov 21-24 run
8:00 p.m. on Nov. 28 – Dec.1 run

Tickets: $15 Adults, $12 Students and Seniors
Tickets can either be purchased at the door or in advance.
For reservations and group discounts contact the 24hr Box Office at 204-474-6880.

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